Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education All Level with Spanish certification
Mr. Juan Olegario Rodriguez
At the start of my career, my first experience in the classroom was in the fall of 1999 as a substitute teacher at Mission High School teachine 9-12th graders. I was hooked and wanted to have my own students and classroom so Cleveland I. S. D. gave me the opportunity to teach my first two years and was teaching 5th grade Bilingual students which was a great feeling to help the students, however, my passion was and still is in the Visual Arts and Spanish. I was certified in both so returned to the Rio Grade Valley to teach art at W. A. Todd Ninth grade campus, was there for 3 years then went on to IDEA Academy Charter Schools at which taught 2 years both Art and Spanish. On the second year of teaching at the charter school I reallized that I was not serving my students effectively so my wife and I decided to move to San Antonio. I applied only at NEISD. I was at the teacher job fair in this district, saw an opportunity with Dr. MaryJo McLaughlin and the Academy of Creative Education who was searching for a teacher with my qualifications. And the rest is history. I am on my on my 12th year at ACE teaching Visual Arts and Spanish as a foregin language.
Flexible hours and an extended academic calendar allow students to meet their academic requirements while providing the necessary time for employment and/or personal family needs.
Academy students attend school a minimum of four (4) hours per day based upon individual graduation plans. Classes are in session 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Students may stay until 4:00 PM by making arrangements with their teacher(s). All students need to arrive on campus between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Conferences with Academy faculty are available by appointment from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.